My name is Peter Kelly (he/him) and I have been a resident of Nanaimo since 1997. I’m a past president of the Nanaimo area ferry workers union, a single parent, concerned citizen and I offer my full support and endorsement of Lisa Marie Barron for the Federal NDP nomination for the seat of Nanaimo-Ladysmith. I … Continue reading Endorsement of Lisa Marie Barron
Some environmentalists have taken the movie as a knife in the back, or a slap in the face by Michael Moore. Some have gone so far as to call for its removal. I don't see it that way, and I don't think removing it will help; that amounts to green-censorship which will immediately backfire. What … Continue reading New movie Planet of the Humans is a wake up call
Looks like Andrew Wilkinson laid another rotten egg; this time in relation to fuel prices. Oh? When gas prices spiked to $1.70 (or higher) per litre a few months ago, it triggered the NDP to convene an inquiry to ascertain the reasons why BC's gas prices were so out of tune with the rest of … Continue reading The brilliance of the gas price inquiry
The BCUC approved the ICBC proposal on a basic insurance product for ride hailing corporations ahead of the anticipated September 16 legalization date. The BC Liberals found a way to complain about it. The angle? The product is too cheap and other drivers will have to subsidize ride hailing corporations as a result. This is … Continue reading BC Liberals find new ways to look pathetic over ride hailing
Not everyone wants to vote Liberal or Conservative. This has been traditional fertile ground for the NDP for those left of centre folks or provides an opening for right wing competition to the conservatives. And let's be honest. 3rd and 4th parties want a minority parliament because that gives them the opportunity to leverage their … Continue reading Strike two, Ms May
I get the antipathy towards fracking; its a drilling technique fraught with risks to carbon pollution; potential groundwater contamination and seismic activity. Its also the exclusive technique used to extract natural gas and shale oil. Now for the sake of this article, I'm not considering the environmental aspect of the Green's argument - because at … Continue reading The Greens are trying their hand at populism and its just as disingenuous as anything on the far right
* Almost. The hint is #13 of their "Mission Possible" document. Before. After. The point is that in #13, the Green Party, as a government would compel changes that would both end subsidies to fossil fuels while simultaneously investing (taxpayer money) in new and expanded fossil fuel infrastructure in Canada. I may not be an … Continue reading Green party sneaks a change into their climate change agenda while nobody* noticed.
But this may not play out as you imagine. It's not a big secret that Warren's leanings are clearly Liberal; whether he's a party member or not. He was an able war-room soldier for the Chrétien gov't and earned the grudging respect of even his opponents while he held the role. But let's look deeper. … Continue reading Green Party retains the services of astute insider, Warren Kinsella
The NDP is not going through some existential crisis, the political ground that's moving is on the right and far right; and this is not a playground the NDP should dabble in. Ever. Its worth reminding folks that Saint Jack Layton was a relative centrist in his overall philosophy; this is why he appealed to … Continue reading Everyone calm the fuck down
Whoops. Too late, they did. How did we end up here? The NDP government tried to assert their right as a provincial government to protect rivers, streams and our coastline. As it turns out, the environment wasn't considered in this judgement, only a jurisdiction issue. Which strikes me as odd, as the means the federal … Continue reading Andrew Wilkinson and his BC Liberals would be wise not to do a victory lap on the appeals court decision.